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Call for tenders: Polling firm to conduct diaspora polling

June 27, 2019

The Foundation for European Progressive Studies (FEPS) is the only progressive think tank at the European level. As such, FEPS establishes an intellectual crossroad between social democracy and the European project, putting fresh thinking at the core of its action. As a platform for ideas and dialogue, FEPS works in close collaboration with social democratic organisations, national foundations, and think tanks across Europe to tackle the challenges that Europe faces today. FEPS embodies a new way of thinking on the social democratic, socialist, and labour scene in Europe. Our main purpose is to nourish a fresh progressive dialogue through research.

Objective

FEPS is looking for a polling firm experienced in polling minorities to conduct polling of the Turkish diaspora in four European countries (Germany, France, the Netherlands, and Austria).

The minimum necessary polling requirements and associated services are as follows:

·Proven track-record identifying and polling target populations of Turkish migrants and Europeans of Turkish background, aged 18 years and older. Please provide examples of previous work, credentials of survey designers, specify in detail how survey will be conducted.

·Desired polling sample size: Germany (min. 1,000), Austria (min. 400), Netherlands (min. 400), France (min. 400); for a minimum of 2,200 interviews. Exact sample sizes and margins of error to be discussed with FEPS and partner organization during questionnaire design.

·Representative sample (balanced by age, gender, income, education, socio-economic status, geography). Please provide details on selection and sampling, adjustments or modeling to be conducted.

·Questionnaire: please specify the price for different numbers of questions (including demographic/sample determination questions); final questionnaire to be determined in consultation with FEPS and partner organization, with active advice of survey company.

·Preference given to proposals which offer (limited) access to any applicable previously gathered data (please specify in proposal) to inform analysis of changes and trends.

·Translation of questionnaire (from English to German, Turkish, French, Dutch).

·Phone polling with CATI System or comparable, with landline and mobile numbers used.

·Communications expenses included.

·Data Analysis: validation/revision of database as needed.

·Results presented in SPSS, Excel database.

·Re-translation of answers to open-ended questions into English.

·Cross-tabulation of data/responses.

·Short analysis of polling data, not exhaustive and not for publication.

Punctual support to:

·Design and implement public opinion research.

·Respond to queries relating to translation, sampling, data analysis.

Requirements:

·Agency based in the European Union.

·Established record polling minority populations and sub-groups.

·Native English. German, French, Dutch, Turkish speakers will be required for implementation of the poll, translation of the data.

·Ability to implement survey in calendar year 2019.

 

We would like to receive comprehensive proposals by Friday, July 26th 2019, 12.00pm Brussels time. If you are interested, please contact both Vassilis Ntousas, FEPS Senior International Relations Policy Advisor, at Vassilis.ntousas@feps-europe.eu, and Hedwig Giusto, FEPS Senior Policy Advisor at Hedwig.Giusto@feps-europe.eu. The final decision will be made by Friday, September 13th.

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